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Fees & funding


Tuition fees are updated on an annual basis; the latest fee information can be found on the university Study pages. This page is particularly useful because it also includes information about how to calculate living costs, which will help you create a budget for your time as a PhD candidate.


Funding is one of the biggest challenges when considering postgraduate study, which is why Warwick is working to increase the number of part- and fully-funded scholarships every year.

For the 2018-19 academic session, Home and EU candidates are encouraged to apply for funding through the new ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership at Warwick, which makes an annual award of a number of studentships to applicants across the Faculty of Social Sciences; the application deadline is 18 January 2018. Overseas candidates are encouraged, meanwhile, to apply for the University-wide Chancellor’s International Scholarships, which are awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants; the application deadline for this award is 19 January 2018.

Applicants to the PhD Socioloty Joint Degree with Monash University are also eligible to apply for the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarship; the deadline for this scholarship is also 19 January 2018.

In addition to the scholarship opportunities listed above, candidates living in England may be eligible for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan from the UK government; you can read the full details, including eligibility criteria, on the Doctoral Loan website.

All candidates should also explore the options on the Graduate School and International Office scholarship listings. The Graduate School holds information on a number of additional awards as well as advice for candidates who do not receive full funding, while the International Office site mainly holds details of scholarships available to candidates from particular countries or regions.

“I have found the department to be supportive when requesting funds for opportunities connected to my research. I have gone to various conferences, been on two writing courses and travelled to Minneapolis twice to work with the storytelling charity Neighborhood Bridges as well as Minnesota University.”

- Emma Parfitt
PhD Sociology